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Dromahair, Irland

Our 4 bedroom house.

Our 4 bedroom house.

Our house.

Our house.

View of the back of the house and garden/patio area.

View of the back of the house and garden/patio area.

Living Room

Living Room

Living Room

Living Room

Dining Room which opens onto the outside patio.

Dining Room which opens onto the outside patio.

Dining Room.

Dining Room.

Kitchen with Dining Room behind

Kitchen with Dining Room behind

Kitchen

Kitchen

Main bedroom (with en-suite bathroom).

Main bedroom (with en-suite bathroom).

Guest bedroom (with en-suite bathroom).

Guest bedroom (with en-suite bathroom).

Main Bathroom

Main Bathroom

Floor plans of our house. (Both the large bedrooms actually have en-suite bathrooms).

Floor plans of our house. (Both the large bedrooms actually have en-suite bathrooms).

Our 2011 Citroen C4

Our 2011 Citroen C4

The beautiful Atlantic Ocean with Knocknarea Mountain in the background.

The beautiful Atlantic Ocean with Knocknarea Mountain in the background.

The distinct shape of Ben Bulben is a true symbol of County Sligo (40 mins)

The distinct shape of Ben Bulben is a true symbol of County Sligo (40 mins)

Our local Dromahair pub, Stanford's (1 min walk).

Our local Dromahair pub, Stanford's (1 min walk).

Beautiful walk along the River Bonet, 5 minutes from our house.

Beautiful walk along the River Bonet, 5 minutes from our house.

View of Sligo at night time (20 mins).

View of Sligo at night time (20 mins).

Our family on an exchange holiday in Denmark in 2013.

Our family on an exchange holiday in Denmark in 2013.

The Cavan Burren Park, Blacklion, Co. Cavan  http://www.cavanburrenpark.ie/ (35 mins)

The Cavan Burren Park, Blacklion, Co. Cavan http://www.cavanburrenpark.ie/ (35 mins)

Beautiful Carrick on Shannon, capital town of County Leitrim (35 mins).

Beautiful Carrick on Shannon, capital town of County Leitrim (35 mins).

Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co. Roscommon (40 mins).

Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co. Roscommon (40 mins).

Mullaghmore (40 mins)

Mullaghmore (40 mins)

Arigina Mining Experience, Co. Roscommon (30 mins).

Arigina Mining Experience, Co. Roscommon (30 mins).

View of the River Garavogue, Sligo (20 mins).

View of the River Garavogue, Sligo (20 mins).

Sligo (20 mins).

Sligo (20 mins).

Summer festival in Sligo (20 mins).

Summer festival in Sligo (20 mins).

Osta Cafe in Sligo (20 mins).

Osta Cafe in Sligo (20 mins).

County Sligo Golf Club, Rosses Point (30 mins).

County Sligo Golf Club, Rosses Point (30 mins).

Aerial photo of our village, Dromahair

Aerial photo of our village, Dromahair

View of Main Street, Dromahair.

View of Main Street, Dromahair.

Creevelea Friary, Dromahair (5 mins walk).

Creevelea Friary, Dromahair (5 mins walk).

The amazing Luna Restaurant, five minutes walk from our house. (Unfortunately Luna is closed at the moment).

The amazing Luna Restaurant, five minutes walk from our house. (Unfortunately Luna is closed at the moment).

Parkes Castle, on the shore of Lough Gill (10 mins).

Parkes Castle, on the shore of Lough Gill (10 mins).

Parkes Castle from above. (10 mins).

Parkes Castle from above. (10 mins).

Take a boat trip on Lough Gill. The boat leaves from Parkes Castle (10 mins).

Take a boat trip on Lough Gill. The boat leaves from Parkes Castle (10 mins).

Stand Up Paddling (SUP) along the River Bonet in Dromahair.

Stand Up Paddling (SUP) along the River Bonet in Dromahair.

On the floating board walk at Acres Lake, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. (25 mins)

On the floating board walk at Acres Lake, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. (25 mins)

The floating board walk at Acres Lake, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. (25 mins)

The floating board walk at Acres Lake, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. (25 mins)

Carrie, Ella and their aunt Marcella at Acres Lake.

Carrie, Ella and their aunt Marcella at Acres Lake.

 Slieve League cliffs, Co. Donegal (1 hour 50 mins).

Slieve League cliffs, Co. Donegal (1 hour 50 mins).

Lissadel House, Co. Sligo. www.lissadellhouse.com (30 mins)

Lissadel House, Co. Sligo. www.lissadellhouse.com (30 mins)

Imelda looking to Glencar Lough, with Sligo & the Atlantic Ocean in the distance.

Imelda looking to Glencar Lough, with Sligo & the Atlantic Ocean in the distance.

Eagle's Rock, Co. Leitrim (25 mins)

Eagle's Rock, Co. Leitrim (25 mins)

Imelda at Bundoran, Co. Donegal. (35 mins).

Imelda at Bundoran, Co. Donegal. (35 mins).

The Cuilcagh Way is a fantastic waymarked route in Co. Fermanagh. (50 mins)

The Cuilcagh Way is a fantastic waymarked route in Co. Fermanagh. (50 mins)

Underground boat tour at the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. (45 mins).

Underground boat tour at the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. (45 mins).

Beautiful Sligo on the Wild Atlantic Way. www.wildatlanticway.com/Ireland‎

Beautiful Sligo on the Wild Atlantic Way. www.wildatlanticway.com/Ireland‎

Classiebawn Castle & Benbulben Mountain. Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo

Classiebawn Castle & Benbulben Mountain. Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo

 Coolaney Mountain Bike Trail (40 mins)

Coolaney Mountain Bike Trail (40 mins)

Just one of around 30 megalithic tombs which can be seen in Carrowmore today, with Knocknarea mountain in the background.

Just one of around 30 megalithic tombs which can be seen in Carrowmore today, with Knocknarea mountain in the background.

Glencar Lake, Co. Leitrim (22 mins).

Glencar Lake, Co. Leitrim (22 mins).

The magnificent Glencar Waterfall, Co. Leitrim (22 Mins)

The magnificent Glencar Waterfall, Co. Leitrim (22 Mins)

Enjoy a lovely pint of creamy Guinness in one of the wonderful pubs in our area.

Enjoy a lovely pint of creamy Guinness in one of the wonderful pubs in our area.

Beautiful Ireland

Beautiful Ireland

Croagh Patrick mountain, near Westport, Co. Mayo (1 hour 40 mins).

Croagh Patrick mountain, near Westport, Co. Mayo (1 hour 40 mins).

Kylemore Abbey (Benedictine monastery), Connemara, Co. Galway (2 hours, 15 mins).

Kylemore Abbey (Benedictine monastery), Connemara, Co. Galway (2 hours, 15 mins).

Mullagmore beach, Co. Sligo (40 mins)

Mullagmore beach, Co. Sligo (40 mins)

Beach Bar, Templeboy, Co Sligo (35 mins)

Beach Bar, Templeboy, Co Sligo (35 mins)

A sign for the Five Glens Wild Atlantic Loop. Lots of things to see nearby!

A sign for the Five Glens Wild Atlantic Loop. Lots of things to see nearby!

Imelda on a boat trip on Lough Gill, 5 minutes from our house.

Imelda on a boat trip on Lough Gill, 5 minutes from our house.

At a family wedding in Galway in April 2019.

At a family wedding in Galway in April 2019.

At a local beauty spot (O'Rourke's Table) in 2019. (5 mins).

At a local beauty spot (O'Rourke's Table) in 2019. (5 mins).

Imelda & Trevor with our friend Marina from Valencia at the beautiful Glencar Waterfall, 13km from our house.

Imelda & Trevor with our friend Marina from Valencia at the beautiful Glencar Waterfall, 13km from our house.

On a boat trip on the River Shannon at Carrick on Shannon (30 mins).

On a boat trip on the River Shannon at Carrick on Shannon (30 mins).

2018 Christmas Day swim in Lough Gill, 5 minutes drive from our house.

2018 Christmas Day swim in Lough Gill, 5 minutes drive from our house.

Imelda and Trevor on an exchange in Mazagon in 2017.

Imelda and Trevor on an exchange in Mazagon in 2017.

Our 4 bedroom house. Our house. View of the back of the house and garden/patio area. Living Room Living Room Dining Room which opens onto the outside patio. Dining Room. Kitchen with Dining Room behind Kitchen Main bedroom (with en-suite bathroom). Guest bedroom (with en-suite bathroom). Main Bathroom Floor plans of our house. (Both the large bedrooms actually have en-suite bathrooms). Our 2011 Citroen C4
The beautiful Atlantic Ocean with Knocknarea Mountain in the background. The distinct shape of Ben Bulben is a true symbol of County Sligo (40 mins) Our local Dromahair pub, Stanford's (1 min walk). Beautiful walk along the River Bonet, 5 minutes from our house. View of Sligo at night time (20 mins). Our family on an exchange holiday in Denmark in 2013. The Cavan Burren Park, Blacklion, Co. Cavan  http://www.cavanburrenpark.ie/ (35 mins) Beautiful Carrick on Shannon, capital town of County Leitrim (35 mins). Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co. Roscommon (40 mins). Mullaghmore (40 mins) Arigina Mining Experience, Co. Roscommon (30 mins). View of the River Garavogue, Sligo (20 mins). Sligo (20 mins). Summer festival in Sligo (20 mins). Osta Cafe in Sligo (20 mins). County Sligo Golf Club, Rosses Point (30 mins). Aerial photo of our village, Dromahair View of Main Street, Dromahair. Creevelea Friary, Dromahair (5 mins walk). The amazing Luna Restaurant, five minutes walk from our house. (Unfortunately Luna is closed at the moment). Parkes Castle, on the shore of Lough Gill (10 mins). Parkes Castle from above. (10 mins). Take a boat trip on Lough Gill. The boat leaves from Parkes Castle (10 mins). Stand Up Paddling (SUP) along the River Bonet in Dromahair. On the floating board walk at Acres Lake, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. (25 mins) The floating board walk at Acres Lake, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. (25 mins) Carrie, Ella and their aunt Marcella at Acres Lake.  Slieve League cliffs, Co. Donegal (1 hour 50 mins). Lissadel House, Co. Sligo. www.lissadellhouse.com (30 mins) Imelda looking to Glencar Lough, with Sligo & the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. Eagle's Rock, Co. Leitrim (25 mins) Imelda at Bundoran, Co. Donegal. (35 mins). The Cuilcagh Way is a fantastic waymarked route in Co. Fermanagh. (50 mins) Underground boat tour at the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. (45 mins). Beautiful Sligo on the Wild Atlantic Way. www.wildatlanticway.com/Ireland‎ Classiebawn Castle & Benbulben Mountain. Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo  Coolaney Mountain Bike Trail (40 mins) Just one of around 30 megalithic tombs which can be seen in Carrowmore today, with Knocknarea mountain in the background. Glencar Lake, Co. Leitrim (22 mins). The magnificent Glencar Waterfall, Co. Leitrim (22 Mins) Enjoy a lovely pint of creamy Guinness in one of the wonderful pubs in our area. Beautiful Ireland Croagh Patrick mountain, near Westport, Co. Mayo (1 hour 40 mins). Kylemore Abbey (Benedictine monastery), Connemara, Co. Galway (2 hours, 15 mins). Mullagmore beach, Co. Sligo (40 mins) Beach Bar, Templeboy, Co Sligo (35 mins) A sign for the Five Glens Wild Atlantic Loop. Lots of things to see nearby! Imelda on a boat trip on Lough Gill, 5 minutes from our house. At a family wedding in Galway in April 2019. At a local beauty spot (O'Rourke's Table) in 2019. (5 mins). Imelda & Trevor with our friend Marina from Valencia at the beautiful Glencar Waterfall, 13km from our house. On a boat trip on the River Shannon at Carrick on Shannon (30 mins). 2018 Christmas Day swim in Lough Gill, 5 minutes drive from our house. Imelda and Trevor on an exchange in Mazagon in 2017.
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2011


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April 06, 2021 - August 31, 2022 2 weeks

We have agreed an exchange in Ireland for summer 2021. If you are interested in an exchange for later in 2021 or for 2022 then please send us a message.

Modern family house in the picturesque village of Dromahair, in the beautiful north west of Ireland (20 mins from Sligo city).

Our detached house is located in the centre of the small village of Dromahair, 15 km. east of the city of Sligo, in the north-west of Ireland. Our 150 sq.m. house is located in a safe, quiet, cul-de-sac, in a development of just 8 houses. It has four bedrooms (two with en-suite bathrooms) and a bathroom at first floor level. Downstairs there is a living room, computer/play room, kitchen, dining room, utility room and toilet. There is also a Wi-Fi broadband internet connection. The TV has Sky TV and Netflix. The enclosed back garden has a patio area with garden furniture and barbecue (see photo). We can offer a car exchange, (a 5 seat, 2011 Citroen C4 - manual), if desired.
Our house is centrally located in the village. You can walk to the local shops, pubs, restaurants, and churches etc. There is currently one restaurant, The Riverbank Restaurant, four pubs (Stanford's is our favourite!), two grocery shops, a butchers shop , pharmacy, post office, doctor's surgery..........                     
Our village – Dromahair.
Dromahair is a picturesque and friendly village located on the banks of the river Bonet, at its entry point to Lough Gill. It has an interesting history, and a walk around the village will bring you into contact with remnants of its historic past.
The site of a castle that belonged to the O'Rourkes' Princes of Breffni is situated here. The Old Hall (dating from 1626) stands on the site of the former Breffni Castle. An ancient church overlooks the village from a hilltop. A little to the north-west, is the picturesque, hill-encircled Lough Gill. There is a particularly nice riverside walk which brings you to the ruins of Creevylea Abbey, a Franciscan Friary which was the last to be built in Ireland before the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII. The drive from Dromahair to Parke’s Castle, along the shores of Lough Gill, is wonderfully scenic (see photos below).
Dromahair is located about 25 minutes drive from Sligo, with its fantastic restaurants, theatres, music and beaches. Dromahair is also the starting point for day trips to Donegal, Mayo and Fermanagh. See Knocknarea, Benbulben, O'Rourke's Table, Glencar Lake with its waterfall, the megalithic tombs of Carrowmore, and Parke’s Castle on the shore of Lough Gill and its famous Lake Isle of Innisfree.
For great ideas on things to do around Dromahair, go to https://riverbankrestaurant.ie/things-to-see-do/

The nearest airport is Ireland West Knock Airport, which is 45 minutes away. This is quite a small airport and serves a fairly limited number of destinations. The main airports are Dublin, Shannon and Belfast, which are all between 2.5 and 3 hours drive from Dromahair/Sligo.
For more information on tourism in the Sligo region please visit the following websites which will give you a lot of very useful information:
www.discoverireland.ie/sligo and  www.sligotourism.ie and http://magnumlady.com/2014/08/02/10-things-to-do-in-sligo/

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Familj

  • 2 Vuxna
  • 2 Barn
  • 11 Antal byten vi genomfört

Yrke

  • Architect (Trevor)
  • Counsellor and psychotherapist (Imelda)

Vårt hem/ objekt

  • Medlemstyp: Hus/ Villa
  • Våning: 2
  • Omgivningar: Småstad
  • Sovrum: 4
  • Badrum/ dusch: 3
  • Antal bäddar: 7

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I vårt hus

  • Husdjur - Inte tillåtet
  • Små barn - Tillåtna

Type av byte

  • Bostadsutbyte

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central värme
  • Öppen spis
  • Leksaker och spel
  • tvättmaskin
  • Diskmaskin
  • Torktumlare
  • TV

Outdoor

  • Trädgård
  • Terrass eller sol däck
  • Park/ lekplats
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Cyklar: 3

Bekvämligheter

  • Ingen rökning
  • Använd / Utbyte av bil
  • Avskilt / privat

Våra favoriter

  • Öppen för alla förslag
  • France
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • Sweden
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Denmark

Språk jag kan kommunicera på.

  • Engelska

Vårt grannskap

Närmaste flygplats: Ireland West Knock Airport - 45 minutes drive

  • mountains A lovely walk up Knocknarea (23.6 km)
  • lake Lough Gill (Parkes Castle) (7.5 km)
  • beach Rosses Point beach, Co. Sligo (26.9 km)
  • sea The wild Atlantic Ocean (22.3 km)
  • boating Rosses Point Yacht Club (26.7 km)
  • river Beautiful riverside walk (0.4 km)
  • forest Forest walk in Slish Woods (9.9 km)
  • shopping Centra Supermarket (0.3 km)
  • golfing Strandhill Golf Course (27.6 km)

 
What to do in and around Dromahair village.

Take a walk around the beautiful village of Dromahahir, and explore the ruins of Creevylea Abbey, the river Bonet and the sheep along the way!

Drop in to Stanford's Inn and sample the best pint of Guinness in Ireland. Situated in the heart of the village overlooking the River Bonet is The Village Tea Rooms. Take time and relax over a cup of coffee or one of their many teas.
Or you could take a 10 minute walk out to the Riverbank Restaurant where you can treat yourself to a really fantastic meal. The Riverbank also has a pub section called The Clubhouse Bar which also serves great food in a more informal setting. http://www.riverbankrestaurant.ie/

Book in for a Stand Up Paddling session with one of the operators. They will take groups of between 3 and 6 for a morning or afternoon session on the lakes, with a popular excursion taking in the Lake Isle of Innisfree.

Take the Waterbus from Parke’s Castle, across Lough Gill to Sligo. Take in the Lake Isle of Innisfree, with poetry recitals and cocktail evenings. Be sure to allow time to explore the castle before you depart.

Walk to O'Rourke's Table, for fantastic views of Leitrim and Sligo. You can either drive to the entrance and climb the final hill, or walk the whole way from Dromahair!

You could see a gig or play in the Glens Centre in Manorhamilton. With shows throughout the year, this is a fantastic venue with great artists playing throughout the year. www.theglenscentre.com

Visit the Ard Nahoo Eco Retreat just 2 miles outside the village and treat yourself to one of their many treatments, including massages and reflexology. www.ardnahoo.com

What to do near Dromahair.

All the following places are within about 40 minute’s drive of Dromahair village...............

Go horseriding with Island View Riding Stables, who will take you out on a private section of beach to canter into another world. www.islandviewridingstables.com

Drive to Eagles Flying, a sanctuary for birds of prey and owls. They give flying demonstrations daily at 11am and 3pm. www.eaglesflying.com

Drop in at The Organic Centre, in Rossinver, Co. Leitrim. The centre has demonstration gardens, tours, willow sculpture, cafe and shop, as well as courses running throughout the year. North Leitrim itself is stunning with mountains and lakes around every bend.

Drive in to Sligo, and take in a little shopping, gallery hopping and cafe culture. A really good restaurant to try is Eala Bhan. There is also a cinema and swimming pool in town, for those rainy days with the kids.

Take in the stunning beaches of County Sligo, with Rosses Point, Streedagh and Strandhill not too far from our door. Surf lessons are available at Strandhill Surf School.

Visit Yeats' Grave, just about 5 miles north of Sligo town, and pay homage to one of the greatest Irish poets. Be sure to stop off at the beautiful tea rooms for refreshments.

Head north to County Fermanagh to the Marble Arch Caves, host to one of Europe's finest show caves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers. www.marblearchcavesgeopark.com

Immortalised by WB Yeats, childhood home of Countess Markievicz, Lissadell in north County Sligo, is the crucible of Ireland’s historic, literary & garden heritage. http://www.lissadellhouse.com/

The Hawkswell Theatre in Sligo has a great variety of shows to offer, as well as workshops running throughout the year. The Blue Raincoat Theatre is also worth checking out.

Visit the Glencar Waterfall for a beautiful excursion. This is a must!! Beautiful tea rooms for refreshments afterwards.

Explore the Arigna Mines in County Roscommon, for an insightful and thought provoking trip.

The above are just some of the things that can easily be done during your stay in Dromahair. The village really is the gateway to so many, many wonderful places. For more information on tourism in the Sligo region please visit the following websites which give much more information:
www.discoverireland.ie/sligo  and www.sligotourism.ie

Yrke

  • Architect (Trevor)
  • Counsellor and psychotherapist (Imelda)

Barn

  • Flicka - Ålder: 19
  • Flicka - Ålder: 18

Husdjur

  • Vi har inga hudjur

Familje presentation, fri text

Our names are Trevor and Imelda McDaid. Imelda is 51 and is a counsellor and psychotherapist working with people who had previously been homeless. Trevor is also 51 and is an Architect and works in an architectural firm in Sligo. We have two wonderful daughters, Carrie (19) and Ella (18). Carrie is studying at the University of Stirling in Scotland, while Ella attends secondary school in Sligo. We have a lovely King Charles dog called Oscar, which we intend putting into kennels while our house is being used. We have fantastic neighbours who will be able to help you out during your stay and advise on activities. They might also try to tempt you to join them in our lovely local pub for a pint or two of Guinness!
 

Livsstil

Our Lifestyle
We are into all kinds of outdoor activities. In particular, we love running and are all members of our local athletics club. Imelda and I have completed many marathons including Dublin, Belfast, Cork, London and Edinburgh. On my 40th birthday in 2009, we both completed the Stockholm marathon and for my 50th birthday in 2019 I ran the Copenhagen marathon. Our kids are also both great runners and have won many prizes at both local and regional level. The family are mad about swimming, and Carrie is a member of Sligo Swimming Club. During the summer we try to get to the beautiful beaches in Sligo and Donegal as often as we can. Most of all however, we just love going on family walks in the many beach, forest and mountain walks that are right on our doorstep. Check out www.sligowalks.ie
 

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